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! >> in illinois this past tuesday, it was mitt romney's t handily, 47% to rick santorum's 35 gingrich's 8%. romney added 43 illinois delegates to his column, bringing his total count to 563. more than double santorum's 263 delegates. his nearly halfway to the magic 1144 needed to clinch the g.o.p. nomination. so is this primary marathon now a done deal? republican power players hope so. jeb bush, the former two-term florida governor and george w. bush's younger brother, endorsed governor romney on wednesday. "primary elections have been held in 34 dates and now is the time for republicans to unite behind governor romney and take our message of fiscal conservativism and job creation to all voters this fall." question, does jeb bush's endorsement of romney seal the deal for romney? pat? >> i think jeb bush is late to the party and the tea party in effect stacking arms and moving towards the romney camp. john, romney has gotten more than 50%, he's gotten 55, 50% of all the delegates he's headed straight to the nomination. and when you look at the way the democrats talk about a man of steel in ohio, a
evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show" tonight from new york, mitt romney has won the illinois republican primary this evening. he spoke to reporters in a chicago suburb and went after president obama as a person who doesn't share the same values. >> our future's brighter than these troubled times. we still believe in america, and we deserve a president who believes in us, and i believe in the american people. >> romney shifted into the general election mode with his big win in illinois. he turned his attention to the president's past experience as a law professor. >> yesterday, i was giving a speech at the university of chicago, not very far from here, not very far from where professor barack obama taught law. it was a speech on economic freedom. for 25 years i lived and breathed business and the economy and jobs. i had successes and failures, but each step of the way, i learned a bit more about what it is that makes our american system so powerful. you can't learn that teaching constitutional law at university of chicago, all right? >> romney really went after the president.
mitt romney supporter, phil musser, co-anchor of cnbc's squawk box, "the new york times" andrew ross sorkin, jen ben dri of "the huffington post" and former white house deputy press secretary bill burton who runs the obama super pac, priorities usa action. mitt romney the only man standing in illinois today, as newt gingrich campaigns in louisiana and rick santorum is in pennsylvania. but with team romney these days, is there even such a thing as a decisive win? phil, i want to go to you first on this. and these numbers, i think, are somewhat staggering, if you look at politico reporting in illinois mitt romney outspending rick santorum 7-1. chicago, he's outspending santorum 21-1. i want to unpack the chicago numbers first because why spend that mump money in chicago? isn't that romney territory already or is this a sign of a campaign not letting anything go? >> that's a good question. the one thing to know about illinois is that 70% of the vote in the illinois primary comes from north of the interstate 80 that cuts the state in half. or the bulk of the vote comes from, it come
you, polls closed about an hour ago. mitt romney has won the state of illinois, mitt romney the projected winner in that state. the latest results we have right now are 19% in, mitt romney 54% of the vote, rick santorum, 28% of the vote, ron paul 9% of the vote, newt gingrich, 7% of the vote. we'll be watching those percentages in the rankings of the other candidates as the percentages of the vote increases. this is exciting. this is election night. republicans in the great state of illinois making big consequential decisions whether to punch their ballot for mitt romney, rick santorum, ron paul or newt gingrich. actually, that's not the way it has worked at all. have you seen what the ballot looks like that republicans were using tonight in illinois? it's different in every county, but this is representative. let's put up the macon county ballot. if you're going to vote in illinois and you're voting in macon county, which is right in the middle of the state, if you want mitt romney to be president, you can indicate you want mitt romney to be president of the united states,
's to be constitutional. meanwhile, mitt romney keeps running away, away from his signature achievement as massachusetts governor. health care reform and the individual mandate. tonight we've got the m.i.t. professor who advised both president obama and mitt romney on health care, and he said, professor, they're the same bleeping bill. talk about stepping on your own message again. romney tried to take over the open mic moment but made a more damaging statement himself. that the russians are our number one the geopolitical faux. can you cool it with the evil empire talk, governor? and the latest information on the trayvon martin case. let's get everything we can tonight on the table. finally, let me finish tonight with mitt romney's declaration of hostility toward modern russia. we begin with day two at the supreme court. what a day. justice correspondent pete williams, was this a bad day at black rock for the president, to use an old movie title? >> a bad die at the day /- day at the white temple. >> yes, it wasn't a great day for the administration, chris. it's always risky to predict how the court is
of the race. the reason that mitt romney has the most delegates is because he as the most votes and the reason is because he has the best pro jobs message. >> you have been generous, but we have to leave it there. we'll be back at midnight for more updates. >>> thank you very much. it's 10:00 here in the east. 9:00 central time in illinois. mitt romney has won a convincing primary victory over rick santor santorum. barely mentioning him, but directing his comments at president obama. >> three years of barack obama have brought us fewer jobs and many paychecks and we're in danger of losing something more than the value of our homes and 401(k)s. after years of too many apologies, historic drops in incomes and historic highs in gas prices a president who doesn't hesitate to use all the means necessary to force through obamacare on the american public, but leads from behind in the world. it's time to say these words -- this word -- enough. >> rick santorum also spoke from gettysburg in his home state, pennsylvania. >> i said throughout the course of this campaign, while other issues are certainly
city. mitt romney has taken another step toward the republican presidential nomination. after scoring a decisive victory in the illinois primary. romney won with 47% of the vote. defeating rick santorum by 12 points. ron paul and newt gingrich were down in the single digits. romney's illinois win adds another 41 delegates to his total haul, which now stands at nearly 500. those still far from the 1144 needed to clinch the nomination, romney has close to 300 more delegates than santorum. with the general election in mind, romney focuses his election night speech on attacking president obama while touting his own experience in the private sector. >> for 25 years i lived and breathed business and the economy and jobs. i had successes and failures. but each step of the way, i learned a little bit more about what it is that makes our american system so powerful. you can't learn that teaching constitutional law at university of chicago, all right? you can't even learn that as a community organizer. the simple truth is that this president doesn't understand the genius of america's economy. o
closing in illinois. jim acosta, and host of "state of the union" candy crowley with the romney campaign in suburban chicago. you're with that campaign because the romney campaign is expecting a win. what is their biggest expectation there bottom line tonight? >> reporter: the bottom line is they'd like to win the state. they do believe they are going to win this state. the margin they think could help them enormously, if it's a big margin. this they think would be a signal to the folks they'd like to help them wrap this up. we began to hear mitt romney after ohio talk about bringing the party together. they really would like some outside help on that, but then we had the southern primaries in alabama and mississippi where you didn't win so there's the question mark over his head. they would like to take that question mark down here with a big win in illinois, and that is certainly what they're hoping to do. we're not seeing a heck of a lot of turnout up here in the chicago area and sort of the collars they call it around chicago which is where most of the republican votes come from, whi
... even better. ♪ >>> awe, the music. the primary. romney's fired up about attacking santorum on the economy thanks to rick the "i don't care about the unemployment rate" comment. >>> on capitol hill, congressman paul ryan unveils his new 2013 budget today. last year the ryan budget cost the republicans politically. will it do so again? will republicans rally more around this version, which includes dramatic changes to the tax code. democrats already going after the medicare part, and said the plan shifts the burden to seniors. >>> with growing yo ining outra unarmed teenager, the justice department begins its investigation. >>> it's super tuesday. i'm chuck todd. a packed show. since the campaign's in illinois we'll hear from the president's top political strategist david axelrod later. mitt romney shopping that decisive win in illinois will quiet talk the republican nomination fight could end in the first contested republican convention since 1976. rick santorum needs a victory somewhere that proves he can win a, an away game." illinois is one and has a serious shot at the n
to call with mitt romney leading. this is "the ed show" let's get to work. >> each of these people running for president have given their ideas. >> it's election night in illinois and paul ryan says the candidates like his radical plan. >> you believe they will accept your budget? >> absolutely. >> republicans strategist steve smith and eugene robinson on the ryan budget's impact on the election. >>> plus, full election night coverage with stephanie cutter of the obama campaign. karen finney and richard wolf. >>> in the trayvon martin case, the fbi and a grand jury are now involved. now we know trayvon martin was on the phone with his girlfriend while he was being stalked. >> he said the man is watching him. he put his hoodie on. >> the reverend al sharpton and charles blow on the new evidence that could lead to the arrest of george zimmerman. >> good to have you with us tonight. thanks for watching. the republican party is still trying to do a way with social programs for millions of americans. the house budget economy paul ryan released the republicans new budget proposal today. it looks
law. it's unpopular and has proved to be resilient and so has romney's opinion on the issue. >>> and you know you can't wait for the "mad menmm"mad men" sea about to start. we begin with the president weighing in on the trayvon martin shooting. you know, let's listen to the president. here is what we know, and let's start with the facts as we know them. please correct me, we'll argue these perhaps, the official police reports regarding the shooting of trayvon martin. sanford police observed zimmerman with what they described as a wet back covered in grass, a bloody nose, and blood on the back of his head when they responded. the sanford city manager says zimmerman claims in his police statement that he was returning to his truck to meet with police when he was attacked by trayvon martin. but, a 16-year-old girl on the phone with trayvon martin immediately before the shooting claims that trayvon told her he was being followed and herd him get approached. so we have very sketchy conflicted evidence, if you want to call it that, of what happened. the president today raised this
election versus been held in 34 states and now it's time for republicans to unite behind governor romney and take our message of fiscal conservatism and job creation to all voters this fall. who needs knights at broker conventions? boredom resonates with jeb bush. and you said it, mr. excitement. >> you could throw a bigger crowd in a greenbay packer rallyal in d dntntnn chihigogo > e > ayn e rtmain c ce, what woror is h h mumbling as his call to 911 breaks up. punchespunks or, quote coons. >> the victim's parents speak. >> i just hurt in my heart because this guy has not been arrested. >> and glenn beck's website insists the dead teenager was quote, the aggressor." and might have been suspended from school for armed robbery arson, kidnapping or sexual battery. even though it was really being late to class. >>> the war on women. the arizona legislator who says a woman should witness an abortion before having one. and tim tebow is dealt to the new york jets. tim tebow is not dealt to the new york jets. oh man he can't even complete a trade. and the hits keep coming. >> i have some great
that republicans see a winnable election slipping away from them. peggy new man told mitt romney today in her column that comes out tomorrow that it's time to get off the goofball express, as she calls it, enough of the cheesy jeans, the singing, being lightweig lightweight, act like a president. does he have it in him? is he an etch a sketch himself? also, it was two years ago today that president obama signed the major historic health care law. its unpopularity has proven to be resilient, unfortunately, so mitt romney continues the charade that obamacare and romneycare are essentially the same thing. >>> we want to introduce you to some of the real madmen who brought presidential politics back in 1974. we begin with president obama weighing in on the trayvon martin shooting. michelle bernard san msnbc political analyst. let's listen to the president. here's what we know. let's start with the facts as we know them. please correct me. we're going to argue some of these facts. as we know them, the official police statement reports of the shooting of trayvon martin. they observe zimmerman with
santorum and newt gingrich pounce on a gaffe by mitt romney's aide handing out etch-a-sketches as an example of what they'd say of the front-runner's history of flip-flopping. what does it tell us about romney and the fact he doesn't of get the benefit of the doubt from his own party? it's probably the most coveted endorsement since chris christie's, but jeb bush's backing of romney came in a written statement without the hoopla we've seen before. an endorsement based on reality, not a passion. >>> and hundreds rally in new york for slain teenager trayvon martin as the city commissioners vote no confidence on theirs police chief. still no word on what the shooter has to say in his own defense. it's thursday, march 22, 2012. this is "daily rundown." i'm chuck todd, right to my first reads of the morning, shake it up here. >>> florida governor jeb bush's senate that mitt romney's nomination is inevitable was exactly the message team romney hope would drive the week. instead, the campaign's plans got, well, all shook up thanks to an unforced campaign error. jeb bush's s
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us this hour. in what ways is mitt romney like an etch a sketch? >> is there a concern that the pressure from santorum and gingrich might force the governor to tax too far to the right that it would hurt him with moderate voters in the general election? >> well, i think he hit a reset but the tonight for the fall campaign. everything changes. it's almost like an etch a sketch, you can shake it up and we start all over again. >> this is an etch a sketch. ed has one, i have one. i was always really bad at this. etch a sketch is made by the ohio art company. it's an american company that's been around since 1908. first in archbold, ohio, then in bryan, ohio. when the company was 40-something years old, they were approached by a french engineer. ohio art bought it and renamed it the etch a sketch, and to the delight to people everywhere in the world who delight in drawing curving lines only bill virtue of great concentration and exceptional hand/eye coordination, an american toy phenomenon was born. in the late 1950s until the year 2000, etch a sketch was manufactured by wo
. mitt romney picks up two big endorsements, we're learning of a secret meeting with rival newt gingrich. tonight for the first time, cnn can give you an eyewitness account of the fatal shooting of 17-year-old trayvon martin. our anderson cooper spoke to this eyewitness just moments ago. >> what did you observe after the shot? >> as i said, it was dark. but after the shot, obviously someone -- the man got up, and it was kind of like that period of him -- i can't say i actually watched him get up, but maybe only within a couple seconds or so, then he was walking towards where i was watching, and i could see him a little bit clearer and see it was a hispanic man, and he was -- he didn't appear hurt or anything else. he just kind of seemed very -- i guess the term -- very worried or whatever, walked on the sidewalk at that point, his hand up to his forehead. and then another man came out with a flashlight. >> senior legal analyst jeffrey toobin joins us. you went to visit with the anderson cooper staff and heard more about the interview. he said it was a hispanic man. that would match the d
romney wins in illinois. it was big. but was it big enough? and what do tonight's results mean for rick santorum? >>> and the u.s. military conducts a simulation, what would an israeli attack on iran mean for america? let's go out. >>> good evening, i'm erin burr nut. "out front" we have breaking news. a big win for romney in illinois. he needed to win it after a few bruising weeks on the trail. and let the room -- at the romney campaign headquarter, new jabs at president obama. >> we once built an interstate highway system and the hoover dam. now we can't even build a pipeline. i mean, we once lit the world in manufacturing and exports and now we lead in lawsuits. when we replace the president, that's going to end. >> and rick santorum looking less cheerful, but trying to stay on message. >> we must do out and fight this fight. that's why we must go out in and nominate someone. and understands not just because some pollster tells them, they know in their gut like you do, all across this country, you know big things are adrift and at stake in this election. so i ask each and every one o
romney today, congressman paul ryan. the wisconsin representative says that romney is the right person to beat the president come november. he is also asking the party to rally around the former massachusetts governor. >> i have two criteria i am using to make my decision to vote in our primary tuesday. who is the best person to be president, who will make the best president, and who has the best chance of defeating barack obama. and in my opinion, mitt romney is clearly that person. >> we'll have more on paul ryan's endorsement and what this could mean for romney later in the show. >>> romney also got former president george h.w. bush's endorsement, but it also came with kind of an awkward moment. a reporter asked romney if george w. bush would also be endorsing him, and it put the former massachusetts governor in a little bit of a pickle, especially when bush sr. asked him, has he endorsed you? we'll have the details of that conversation for you a little bit later in "fair game." >>> israel is on high alert as hundreds of thousands of people, mainly arabs and palestinians, are floodi
our old friend, mitt romney. time for people to all get behind this good man. >> you can't win if you don't play. >> the jelly belly president, thank you. it's hard to say that in a political speech. jelly belly. >> so do you feel lucky? we begin with long odds and a gigantic jackpot stoking fevered dreams from coast to coast. visions of private planes, armored him scenes, traveling entourage and oh, yes, an office shaped like a beautiful oval. no, not the mega millions jackpot. now $640 million. it is the gop primary, of course. and who will get the golden ticket? the golden opportunity to face this man in november? >> i'm here -- yes. >> that's all he said. i'm here. who is going to face that guy? well, let's see. could it be sweater vest santorum? defender of social conservatives, champion of the vatican. he the beloved of the bowling lanes. >> we have to appeal to moderates. america is a different country now. you conservatives, tea party folks. are you going to walk away from your principles? compromise. just to win. >> do you think he realizes that at this stage, it is sort of t
romney. this has to be a relief of sorts but also a disappointment for your campaign. >> well, i appreciate the opportunity to come on the show, thomas. congratulations to the romney camp for yet another endorsement. that's great for him. jeb bush and the bush family certainly have been supportive of romney. but as far as our campaign, we're doing this without the big name endorsements, without the establishment endorsement. rick is out there to get the endorsement of the american people. and he's doing very well doing that. it's not all about the endorsements from the people who represent the establishment. it's about going door to door, person to person, and that's what rick's doing. that's the important thing here. he's in louisiana right now launching off the big campaign effort there. we're expecting to do very well in louisiana. and that's what it's about, it's about winning over, as you said, the hearts and minds. it's about win over the hearts and minds of the people of this country, the conservatives. rick's the true conservative in this race. he's doing that despite the
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